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ASTHMA symptoms affect more than five million people in the UK. Patients could lower their risk of a deadly asthma attack by exercising, said charity Asthma UK. This is one of the best ways to prevent signs of the lung condition.
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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
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The patient-burden and quality of life (QOL) impact of atopic dermatitis (AD) in the United States population is not wellestablished.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated that the eAAP presented improved asthma control outcomes, but as expected the sample size was inadequate to show a significant difference but based on this pilot study we plan a larger appropriately powered RCT. PMID: 30003851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The improvement in QoL and exacerbation rates with reslizumab are associated with high costs, making reslizumab unlikely to be cost-effective at the $200,000 WTP threshold. PMID: 30003833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Taking the social perspective, the economic impact of severe asthma in Spain was estimated to be €8554/patient/year. PMID: 30003827 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hypocortisolaemia and HPAS could be reversed in asthmatic children treated with physiological doses of steroids by reducing steroid load by 40% and supplementing therapy with steroid-sparing medication. Poor adherence may have either contributed to or retarded HPA recovery. Simultaneously, asthma control improved. Confirmation by a prospective study would be ideal, but may not be feasible. PMID: 30004331 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Better nutrition linked to better asthma control
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A previously healthy, 14-year-old boy presented with chest pain lasting 1 day. He had no complaints of fever, cough, dyspnea, nausea, or vomiting nor did he have any history of asthma or trauma. His height, weight, and body mass index was 165  cm, 44 kg, and 16, respectively. His vital signs were body temperature 37.0°C, heart rate 85/minutes, respiratory rate 24/minutes, and oxygen saturation 98% in room air. Upon physical examination, a crackling sound synchronous with heartbeat, the so-called Hamman's sign, was noted on cardiac a uscultation in the lower left sternal border (Audio; available at www.jpeds.com).
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Rediscovering the Physical Exam Source Type: research
Asthma remains a common and serious public health problem affecting 24 million people in the United States (US). The disease accounts for 1.6 million emergency department visits and 10.5 million physician's office visits each year in the US [3]. Asthma prevalence rates are higher among specific populations such as children, females, ethnic minorities, and those living below the poverty level; many of these groups also have higher rates of asthma related morbidity and mortality [4]. African-Americans with asthma experience disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality compared to Caucasians [5].
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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